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, the unemployment rate now at 7.8% doesn't tell the whole story. at a rally a in virginia, a smiling president obama took full advantage of september's jobs report. >> more americans entered the work force, more people are getting jobs. >> reporter: the unemployment rate fell to 7.8%. marking the first time it's been below 8% during his presidency. >> today's excuse is not an excuse to talk down the economy to score a few political point. >> reporter: political points is exactly what mitt romney was going for while talking to voters in virginia. >> this president calls his policies going forward. i call his policies forewarned. >> reporter: romney said the unemployment rate fell because people gave up. >> when i'm president of the united states, that, that unemployment rate is going to come down, not because people are giving up and dropping out of the workforce, but because we're creating more jobs. >> reporter: on social media, some conservatives accuse the obama administration of doctoring the jobs numbers. former general electric ceo jack welch wrote "unbelievable job numbers. the chicago guys w
is on capitol hill with the veryliest. hi, danielle. >> hi, good evening. for president obama, this is proof that his policies are working. for mitt romney the unemployment rate at 7.8% doesn't tell the whole story. at a rally a in virginia a a smiling president obama took full advantage of september's job's report. >> more people entered the worc
. it is not change. it is a relapse. and we're not going to do it. >> reporter: so for president obama, the challenge today is explaining these numbers in the context of slow but steady recovery, more needed for mitt romney? the obvious, more of the same that america cannot handle, cannot afford. economists will tell you that this is not really great news, that it is a continuation of a trend we've been seeing for months. eun, the big thing, the next jobs report comes out just four days before the election. >> very important. brian mooar live on capitol hill for us. brian, thank you. >>> if mitt romney did gain an advantage from his debate performance wednesday, he had the biggest tv audience in more than two decades watching at that point. the nielsen ratings company says an estimated 67.2 million people tuned in for the debate. that's the largest audience for a tv debate since bill clinton, george bush, and ross perot faced off in 1992. the largest performance from four years ago was between joe biden and sarah palin. that attracted nearly 70 million viewers. >>> democrat tim kaine has more campaig
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